December 23, 2013

Updated: Inside the WeedMaps vs. Leafly Battle

Note: The data in this story previously focused solely on desktop/laptop visitors and did not include mobile traffic. We have now adjusted the story to include mobile.    WeedMaps and [click to read more...]

December 20, 2013

Recreational Countdown: Pricing Cannabis for New Market Fraught With Challenges

The first state-licensed recreational marijuana shops in the nation face a difficult task: Set prices for an uncharted market. All signs point to huge demand and extremely limited supply when [click to read more...]

December 18, 2013

Recreational Countdown: Severe Marijuana Shortage Possible in Colorado

When the flood gates open for Colorado’s recreational marijuana industry on Jan. 1, will there be enough inventory on hand to satisfy the rush of new customers? Many in the [click to read more...]

December 16, 2013

Guest Column: 5 Ways Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Businesses Lose Money

By Van McConnon Medical marijuana growers typically are not business people. They focus on pumping out high-quality product rather than on dollars and cents, maximizing efficiency and keeping expenses in [click to read more...]

December 13, 2013

Recreational Countdown: Tracking System at Heart of Colorado Marijuana Enforcement

Colorado’s top marijuana cop has a simple message for the local cannabis industry: study up on the state’s new inventory tracking system, because it could save your business and keep [click to read more...]

December 11, 2013

‘Marijuana’ Mayor: MMJ Businesses Should Engage & Educate Community, Cannabis Opponents

The marijuana industry scored another victory last week when Robert Jacob was named mayor of Sebastopol, California, marking the first time an MMJ business owner has been selected for the [click to read more...]

December 9, 2013

3 Simple Tricks for Winterizing an Indoor Marijuana Cultivation Facility

The icy weather that enveloped much of the US recently is not a friend to indoor marijuana cultivation operations. Temperature control accounts for a sizable portion – 10% to 20% [click to read more...]

December 6, 2013

Week in Review: California in Danger of Cannabis Brain Drain Due to Lack of Statewide Regs

By Chris Walsh Over the past few years, California has shifted from the epicenter of all things marijuana to one of the most unstable, unattractive medical cannabis markets in the [click to read more...]

December 4, 2013

10 Tips for US Companies Looking to Enter Canada’s $1B Medical Marijuana Market

Dozens of US medical cannabis firms are setting their sights on Canada, where a $1 billion industry is taking shape as the country opens up the MMJ business to the [click to read more...]

December 2, 2013

Harborside’s DeAngelo Brothers Gunning For Massachusetts Marijuana Dispensary License

Andrew and Steve DeAngelo, who have made California-based Harborside Health Center one of the most successful medical marijuana operations in the nation, are in the running for a Massachusetts dispensary [click to read more...]

November 27, 2013

How to Handle Angry Ex-Employees: PR Tips

Last week we posted a news brief about the falling out between Dixie Botanicals and its former head of science, Tamar Wise, who took to her Facebook page to criticize [click to read more...]

November 25, 2013

Cannabis Cultivators Must Find Efficiences to Survive, Expert Ed Rosenthal Says

Horticulturalist Ed Rosenthal believes glaring inefficiencies exist within most steps of the marijuana cultivation process, and that cannabis business owners must identify and then fix these problems in order to [click to read more...]

Boston Dispensary Told to ‘Go Away’

A medical marijuana dispensary looking to set up shop in Boston can’t seem to win [click to read more...]

CO Seeks to Shut Down Raided Dispensaries

Colorado regulators recently moved to shut down four dispensaries that were targeted during a high-profile [click to read more...]

DOJ Chief ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About Rec Cannabis Programs

The nation’s top law enforcement official said he is encouraged by Colorado and Washington State’s [click to read more...]

70+ Oregon Cities Temporarily Ban Dispensaries

More than 70 municipalities in Oregon have implemented moratoriums on medical cannabis dispensaries, limiting businesses [click to read more...]

CA Marijuana Cultivators Urged to Cut Water Use

Legal and illegal marijuana cultivators in Northern California could be draining valuable water from the [click to read more...]

Kentucky Approves CBD Extracts Law

Kentucky has joined Utah on the short list of U.S. states to legalize cannabidiol (CBD) [click to read more...]

Maryland Revives Medical Cannabis Program, Passes Decriminalization

Maryland lawmakers have revamped the state’s medical marijuana program by establishing a framework of rules [click to read more...]

Denver Rec Shop Projects $10M-$12M in 2014 Sales

The owner of one of Colorado’s largest recreational marijuana stores projects his 2014 revenues will [click to read more...]

GrowLife Trading Halted by SEC, Cannabis Stocks Drop

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has temporarily halted stock trading for GrowLife Inc. (PHOT), [click to read more...]

Boston Mayor Aims to Block Dispensaries

Boston mayor Martin Walsh will try to block the city’s two planned medical marijuana dispensaries, [click to read more...]

NJ Voters Split on Decriminalization, Oppose Rec

New Jersey voters are split down the middle when it comes to legalizing marijuana possession, [click to read more...]

Recreational Sales Rise 5%, But Actual Growth Much Bigger

Sales at Colorado recreational marijuana shops rose 5% in February to hit $15.1 million, according [click to read more...]

Oregon Registered Dispensaries Now Total 32

The Oregon Health Authority approved the registration of 10 additional dispensaries late last week, bringing [click to read more...]

Colorado Governor Lowers Cannabis Tax Forecast

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has scaled back his cannabis tax revenue estimates by about 15%, [click to read more...]